Bhau Kadam and Kushal Badrike’s camaraderie is the highlight of Pandu

The late Dada Kondke has motivated an overall generation of viewers, filmmakers and actors in Maharashtra, and Pandu is a testimony of that. No, it really is not a remake or sequel of Dada Kondke’s iconic Pandu Hawaldar, but a tribute to Dada Kondke.

Pandu would not make tall promises it stays real to the essence of Dada Kondke’s movies, with a person sole goal – that of entertaining the masses. And who much better to do that than two of the most well identified comedians from the sector?

Bhau Kadam and Kushal Badrike team up for this comedy, earning it the to start with time for the two to be performing alongside one another on the large monitor. The film starts with the Bhau (Pandu) and Kushal (Mhadu) accomplishing at a programme in honour of politician Babasaheb Pathare (Pravin Tarde). Joyful with their general performance, Babasaheb fulfils their wish of carrying out a task for livelihood and gets them inducted as Hawaldars in the Mumbai law enforcement pressure. What follows is a comedy of problems, twists and turns, and a hatke climax.

Comedy with double indicating jokes is a difficult place. It wants to have just the ideal stability a tiny significantly less can make it drab, and a minimal a lot more can make it crass. Director Viju Mane manages to strike a balance, building you snicker with just the right tadka.

The acting office is entire of recognised names and they provide what is expected of them. Any individual else in position of Bhau Kadam for this job may not have strike the mark, but the ace comedian nails each individual punch line though retaining a specified amount of innocence. Kushal as Mhadu is the fantastic companion to Bhau’s Pandu and delivers an similarly good performance. Neither of these two overpowers each other. Sonalee seems beautiful no question, and she also receives to pack a punch (virtually) as Usha. The actress’s element is pivotal to Pandu’s plot. Pravin Tarde commands the display screen as Babasaheb Pathare although Prajakta Mali emerges as a surprise deal in this equation as Babasaheb’s daughter.

As entertaining as Pandu’s 1st half is, the movie loses rate in the next half. Although the climax earns some brownie points, the film doesn’t make a complete turnaround. There are some supporting characters added for comic reduction, but undertaking away with some of them wouldn’t really have built a great deal of a distinction. Hemangi Kavi, for case in point, does not have much to do in addition to creating Mhadu’s married everyday living, nor does Shahbaz Khan.

All claimed and finished, Bhau Kadam and Kushal Badrike’s camaraderie is the spotlight of the film. Which is also what most persons would go to observe the movie for. The two really don’t disappoint. The very same can not be stated about the film as a complete nevertheless.